- Six Sigma
- Lean Manufacturing
- Programmable Logic Controllers
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com
CertainTeed Roofing is looking for a Process Engineer to support the manufacturing operations in the Portland, OR site. The Process Engineer initiates, develops, implements and maintains production processes and methods while demonstrative commitment to World Class Manufacturing in all facets of production. This position helps define process parameters and offers the engineering support that will allow manufacturing to meet established product specifications, quality standards, productivity objectives, lead times and safety standards. The Process Engineer will identify and pursue projects which require experience and judgment to deal with a variety of variables. This position acts as a liaison between all the major departments of the facility and must interact with outside vendors.
Improve production efficiency and enhance profitability through the application of World Class Manufacturing principles using Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools.
Provide hands-on assistance to Operators and Manufacturing personnel on the production floor to identity opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions.
Support automation management and improvements to existing process controls.
Plan, devise, design, and participate in the completion of capital and non-capital projects in any technical area of the plant. Improve manufacturing capability, process control, product quality, and fixed or variable costs.
Lead, direct, develop, and train personnel on new processes, equipment, and procedures as required while maintaining existing process documentation.
Write project reports and make oral presentations of work progress to articulate and convey project developments to all appropriate supervisory, management, and manufacturing personnel.
Maintain technical competence and keep informed on new developments in materials, process technology, and product applications to ensure that the most appropriate methods and materials are used.
Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and governmental guidelines, rules, and regulations pertaining to health, safety, and environmental issues.
Support of the product line providing production management and technical support to both the internal and external customer base
Responsibility for projects that are typically significant assignments within the annual plant objectives and may involve new products or processes and/or expansion of capabilities. Considerable ingenuity and the ability to work independently would be expected.
Responsibilities will require detailed follow through from start to finish on assigned projects to include complete project ownership. This may require some weekend work from time to time to accommodate for production schedules.
Seasoned knowledge of engineering theories and principles that would normally be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree: (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical preferred).
Good working knowledge of industrial automation, PLC’s, drives and Human Machine Interfaces is a strong plus.
Experience in PLC logic and programming a plus.
Self-motivated with the ability to gather and coordinate resources to complete projects
Training and demonstrated understanding of statistical methods especially relating to SPC and Six Sigma principles.
Previous experience with process optimization.
Experience with new process implementation in a production environment.
The incumbent may supervise small groups of non-exempt technicians or group leaders and provide technical direction to less experienced engineers, group leaders, and operators.
Ability to function and safely perform tasks in a fast paced continuous process environment.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
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